Digital4Business (2023-2026)

European Online Masters Programme focused on the practical application of Advanced Digital Skills within European SMEs and Companies.

The ‘DIGITAL4Business’ European Masters Programme will focus on the practical application of Advanced Digital Skills within European Business. The programme will be market and industry demand-led at its core, continuously adapting and evolving to address current and future industry needs and supporting European companies, and in particular SMEs, to achieve long term competitiveness and growth through digital transformation and innovation.

It will provide graduates to fill crucial occupational profiles that are in very high demand and are critical to the success of European businesses, training the next generation of ‘Digital Decision Makers’, and Business Professionals with knowledge in advanced digital skills who can work effectively with teams of ICT specialists to deliver projects, develop products etc.

The global objective of this project is to design and implement a highly innovative, effective and sustainable European Masters Programme in Advanced Digital Skills that will provide a continuous supply of qualified digital experts, helping to address the growing digital skills gap that is hampering the development of many European Businesses. The programme will be designed to appeal to the broadest possible catchment of potential students from across Europe and from many different demographics and cultural backgrounds.

As it is a market-oriented study programme, the European Masters will meet the specific needs of industry from a content and certification perspective. The programme will also be designed to closely align with the business calendar rather than academia, with a programme of Trimesters instead of the traditional semesters, making it even more attractive and practical for the potential students and industry participants to cooperate in the programme delivery.

Each academic year will be divided into three trimesters of three months each, congruent with quarters 1, 2 and 4 of the business year. This strategy provides much more flexibility especially in the case of students who want to undertake part-time studies. From the content perspective the programme will concentrate on AI, Cybersecurity, Cloud, and Data Analytics as core trimesters; with elective modules in other key emerging technologies such as Blockchain, IoT, and Quantum.